Monday, March 27, 2023

Khango-led NSCN (K) reacts to allegations

NSCN/GPRN (Khango) said it was amused at the persistent media coverage and write-ups in print media by few “misguided party workers” by colluding with impeached ato kilonser Isak Sumi to garner public sympathy and support through misleading and fabricated stories, now and then.
In a press note issued through its MIP, the organisation said usage of NSCN/GPRN-K nomenclature by a “group of self-organised gang” stationed at a private residence proclaiming to be mandated by NSCN Yezhabo was making a mockery of themselves and were delusional, dwelling in a “parallel universe”.
MIP claimed that the nomenclature NSCN/GPRN-K referred to the government under the leadership of Khango Konyak, adding that the clarification had been issued for general Naga public and necessary remedial measures and co-operation.
The Khango-led group reiterated the earlier statement that impeachment of the ato kilonser was endorsed by 2/3rd majority of the house and not by at the president’s discretion alone, as alleged by few “misguided party workers” who were not even an active member of NSCN/GPRN (K) as they still did not take the oath of allegiance to the government.
The group also condemned the accusations “money mongers, power mongers and opportunist” levelled against certain of its senior party workers as the impeachment of Isak was a collective decision of the house and not undertaken at the behest of any individual with self-vested interest.
The release asserted that the maligning of president’s image by labelling him as “money monger” could be contradicted by comparing the standard of living of the president and the impeached ato kilonser. It claimed that while the president still dwelled in a thatched house, devoid of basic amenities, Isak had acquired a palatial house and assets worth crores of rupees.
The group also termed the allegation that an attempt was made on the life of Isak as nothing but a political stunt to garner public sympathy.
The Khango faction claimed that on the night of his impeachment, Isak was disarmed to avoid any confrontation and was released unharmed with dignity along with his family, which could be corroborated with CCTV footage.
The group also described the pre-empt appointment of vice-president as acting president, about whom the incumbent and the government had no knowledge, by the dissidents as ridiculous and stunt to confuse the “gullible Nagas”. It mentioned that nothing much could be said about the disgraced deputy C-in-C whose integrity was allegedly on sale.
The Khango-led NSCN (K) further questioned the credibility of the statement addressed to Ceasefire Monitoring Group (CFMG) by WC/NNPGs convener that Isak Sumi would represent the seven NNPGs in peace talks with the Central government despite holding no authority to represent NSCN/GPRN (K), as he had been impeached by the NSCN/GPRN (K) government for his unconstitutional activities and for breaching the party discipline.
It also wondered whether NNPGs co-conveners were taken into confidence by the convener while addressing the letter to CFMG and whether the six NNPGs had consensually agreed to sever ties with NSCN/GPRN (K). And if this was so, the Khango-led NSCN/GPRN (K) declared that it would not shy away from becoming a separate entity to hold peace talks with the Centre.
The group assured that the ceasefire signed with the Central government would be upheld in letter and spirit, claiming that the internal matter would not fracture the relationship with New Delhi and nor would it encumber the ongoing peace talks.
NSCN/GPRN (K) declared that it was intact under the leadership of Khango and assured Nagas that it would be a beacon to their aspiration and was sincere in concluding talks with the Centre to achieve an honourable and permanent solution to the long vexed Naga political issue.


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